Definitions for lowly
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lowly.
humble, low, lowly, modest, smalladjective
low or inferior in station or quality
"a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
junior-grade, lower-ranking, lowly, petty(a), secondary, subalternadjective
inferior in rank or status
"the junior faculty"; "a lowly corporal"; "petty officialdom"; "a subordinate functionary"
humble, menial, lowlyadjective
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
base, baseborn, humble, lowlyadjective
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
In a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly.
In a low condition; meanly.
Not high; not elevated in place; low.
Low in rank or social importance.
Not lofty or sublime; humble.
Having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from low.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart. Matt. xi. 29.
He did bend to us a little, and put his arms abroad: we of our parts saluted him in a very lowly and submissive manner, as looking that from him we should receive sentence of life or death. Francis Bacon, New Atlantis.
With cries they fill’d the holy fane;
Then thus with lowly voice Ilioneus began. Dryden.
The heavens are not pure in his sight, and he charges even his angels with folly; with how lowly a reverence must we bow down our souls before so excellent a being, and adore a nature so much superior to our own. John Rogers, Sermons.
For from the natal hour distinctive names,
One common right the great and low’y claims. Alexander Pope.
For all who read, and reading not disdain,
These rural poems, and their lowly strain,
The name of Varus oft inscrib’d shall see. John Dryden, Silenus.
Etymology: from low.
I will shew myself highly fed, and lowly taught; I know my business is but to the court. William Shakespeare.
’Tis better to be lowly born,
And range with humble livers in content,
Than to be perk’d up in a glist’ring grief,
And wear a golden sorrow. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.
Heav’n is for thee too high
To know what passes there; be lowly wise:
Think only what concerns thee, and thy being. John Milton.
Preferr’d the same request, and lowly bow’d. Alexander Pope.
not high; not elevated in place; low
low in rank or social importance
not lofty or sublime; humble
having a low esteem of one's own worth; humble; meek; free from pride
in a low manner; humbly; meekly; modestly
in a low condition; meanly
Etymology: [Low, a. + -ly.]
The numerical value of lowly in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of lowly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
The best [man] is like water.Water is good; it benefits all things and does not compete with them.It dwells in [lowly] places that all disdain.This is why it is so near to Tao.
It's very hard for me to figure out what these courts mean when they say don't take race into account a lot but take race into account, i understand what they've said, but it sounds a whole lot more like a system we've set up to say something and then not really do what we're saying and I don't know how to resolve that ... I'm just a lowly district judge, and I don't get to change what the Supreme Court has said. But it strikes me that there really doesn't seem to be a lot of room between don't let race predominate but take race into account.
We will respond with a heavy hand to the brutal murder of Jews who came to pray and were killed by lowly murderers.
So long as faith with freedom reigns And loyal hope survives, And gracious charity remains To leaven lowly lives; While there is one untrodden tract For intellect or will, And men are free to think and act, Life is worth living still.
O Winter ruler of the inverted year, . . . I crown thee king of intimate delights, Fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, And all the comforts that the lowly roof Of undisturb'd Retirement, and the hours Of long uninterrupted evening, know.
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